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All posts tagged "Pole Lifestyle"

  • Staying in Pole Shape While on Vacation

    Summer is a season when many people take some time away from work and travel for fun and relaxation. While getting away from daily stressors can work wonders mentally, being away from the pole studio can cause...

    • Posted July 20, 2018
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  • Quiz: What Spinning Trick You Should Try Next?

      Sometimes, as pole dancers, we get bored with our repertoire of tricks and need a bit of inspiration. And guess what? Some tricks are simply better when you are spinning. So if you are looking for...

    • Posted May 4, 2018
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  • Ten Years of Bad Kitty®: Pole Clothing In 2008

    Looking back at pole over the last ten years, the sport has grown in a million different directions and thankfully, so has pole clothing. As Bad Kitty® celebrates ten years in the business of making pole and...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • 4 Cute Pole Holiday Outfits

    Lights on! It’s time for celebration! If one of the following is true… Your pole studio is decorated and looking festive. You have a holiday-themed photo session with your pole mates. You wish to give someone special a...

    • Posted December 18, 2017
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  • Pole Travels: Berlin

    Last summer I went to Berlin – and of course, I had to meet some local polers and check out local pole dance studios. The capital of Germany is a hip, alternative, cosmopolitan city with a very...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Pole Dancing Scientists Break Down Stereotypes

    For non-poling human beings, it can be somewhat difficult to understand that pole can be a safe place in a person’s life. Moreover, society often demonizes female pole dancers as sex workers and attention seekers who self-exploit in...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • 9 Reasons Why Men Should Learn Erotic Dance

    BK Writer Katie Johnson   Last week, a friend of mine who works as an exotic dancer, mentioned to me that her dream date turned into a nightmare when her date found out that that she danced...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • Discover Your Inner Divine Feminine

    Though I grew up Catholic, experiencing three heartbreaking miscarriages, the shocking death of my forty-four-year-old mentor and reading Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd in my thirties killed my Catholicism while simultaneously awakening a...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Dance With the Full Moon to Journey Home to Your Wild Soul

    The full moon is magnetic. She captivates us, lighting the dark, rising in the east as the sun sets in the west and setting in the morning as the sun rises. At midnight she’s at her peak...

    • Posted February 11, 2017
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  • New Moon, New You and Wishes Too

    The moon’s most profound magic is her rhythm. As la Luna waxes from new to crescent to quarter to gibbous to full and then wanes back to gibbous to quarter to crescent to dark and new again,...

    • Posted January 27, 2017
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  • Natasha Wang: the Pole Meow-nificient

    Natasha Wang is more than a pole dancer or a pole teacher—She is an icon. She took her first pole class at the age of 29, and quickly gained recognitions through multiple national and international competitions. IPDFA...

    • Posted January 23, 2017
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  • 5 Ways to Spicy Up Your Dance in the New Year!

    Here we go, 2017! The new year has started. It doesn’t matter if you’ve kept your resolutions, broken your resolutions, or didn’t make any at all – this thing is happening. Sometimes (if you’re anything like me)...

    • Posted January 13, 2017
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    What Are Your Craziest Pole Dance Dreams?

    Have you ever woken up from a dream only to realize that the extreme flexibility you thought you had is not real? It was only a dream! Disappointing, I know. Your dreams can be a place where...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Pole Play is Sacred

    As I settled onto my purple mat I felt sore and tight in my hips, hamstrings, quads and lower legs from knees to feet. And I felt frustrated about how long my legs had been bothering me...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Creating a Positive Pole Studio Environment

    If you visit different pole studios around the world, it’s apparent that different combinations are taught in those studios, diverse teaching methods are employed and there is a distinctive vibe in each studio.  From a business perspective,...

    • Posted November 27, 2016
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  • When Women Gather: A Personal Response to SK Live

      There’s something special that happens when women gather. From prayer groups to political protests and everything in between. Pole dancing retreats are no exception. The journey of women and girls on this planet has not been...

    • Posted November 17, 2016
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  • What Is Your Pole Play Personality?

    Play is as necessary to our health and wellbeing as sleep, sex, food and water. When we don’t get enough play we accumulate a deficit similar to sleep deprivation. In both cases, research shows that extra sleep...

    • Posted November 3, 2016
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  • Writing for Pole Dancers

    No matter what your pole pleasure, writing helps you get more of what you want out of your pole practice and play. If you teach, writing deepens your learning and enriches student experiences. If you choreograph, perform or...

    • Posted September 17, 2016
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  • How Pole Can Help You Persevere on a Project

    We all face challenges in life that sometimes feel insurmountable. We have a goal that we desperately want to accomplish; however we face obstacles, opposition and even failure. It can be particularly challenging to persevere when what...

    • Posted August 11, 2016
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  • Bad Kitty® Everyday Poler Series: Meet Roz “The Diva” Mays

    BK: Hi Roz, thanks for chatting with us. So the first question I have for you is: how long have you been pole dancing? Roz: I have been poling for about 8 ½ years. BK: Wow Roz:...

    • Posted July 8, 2016
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  • The Definitive Pole Camp Guide (Summer Edition)

    Summer is fast approaching and that means pole camp season is here. We have compiled the Definitive Pole Camp Guide for the savvy poler who desires to travel. We examine each camp and ferret out the details such...

    • Posted May 16, 2016
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  • 6 Trending Pole Moves

    The popularity of pole moves surges and fades. While some moves come and go, others linger. With the moves that have been around for a while variations or advanced transitions will eventually happen–cause why not make it more...

    • Posted May 1, 2016
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  • How to Create a Powerful Circle of Support

    “Do you need help?” “No, thanks, I’m okay.” This was my reflexive response to most offers of help, until six months ago. After dancing on the beach under a full moon (and eclipse) several friends and I...

    • Posted April 29, 2016
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  • Pole vs. PMS

    PMS affects your pole dancing skills negatively through bloating, weight gain, mood swing and reduced strength. Image menstrual cramps by 欠我兩千塊 CC BY 2.0 Ah, premenstrual syndrome. That special collection of painful and inconvenient symptoms that those of us...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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  • Bad Kitty Everyday Poler Series: Meet Twinkle Toes

    Here at Bad Kitty we love to support pole dancers. Whether it’s through our BK Pole Pic of the day or telling your story on our blog, we try to showcase the beauty, art and power of...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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  • Nature, Life and Pole Dance

    Five years ago Nature declared herself my mentor during a tarot card reading gifted to me by a pole-dancing sister (thank you, Sophie). I had felt Nature’s pull for sometime, but my rational brain had been resisting....

    • Posted March 21, 2016
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  • 5 Sacrifices Polers Make

    Polers are impressed by effortless transitions, Russian Splits parallel to the floor and deadlifts, but sometimes we forget how many hours of work are behind those moves. It is hard to imagine that some of the most flexible polers...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • 6 Ways to Keep Your Pole Classes Full

    It’s not uncommon for pole students to become teachers once they become proficient polers. When you first start teaching the number of students in your class is usually steady. People are excited about a new teacher. Your...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
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  • 5 Ways Lyra and Silks Can Improve Your Performance in Pole

    Pole fitness has gained international attention and attracted movement artists from all different disciplines. Some people are very dedicated to pole, while some are cross-trainers who wanted to explore various movements using different formats. The same is...

    • Posted January 7, 2016
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  • Gratitude Challenge for Pole Dancers

    The Power of a Gratitude Journal I discovered the power of a gratitude journal during a few dark years in my early thirties. After experiencing three miscarriages and the death of my father-in-law, my husband and I...

    • Posted November 16, 2015
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  • Think You’re Too Old To Pole? Think Again.

    One of the reasons I enjoy pole dancing is that it’s a sport anyone can excel at. Whether you are old, young, small or large, the sport of pole dancing is accessible to you. That being said...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • The Sexy Way To Choose Your Pole Clothes

    Paparazzi’s Dream by Mladen Bozickovic Meditate in my direction. Feel your way. ~ Olivia Newton John Do you let your body choose what clothes she wants to wear? I do. Because of pole dancing. When I was...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • 4 Pole Certification Programs You Should Know About

    Raise your hand if you have ever come across these situations: 1. My polemates ask me to spot them on a trick, but I’m not certain of my hand placement. 2. A fellow pole dancer asks me...

    • Posted October 22, 2015
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  • Colors of You Extravaganza: 5 Colorful Pole Dance Improvisation Challenges

    Color is visual emotion. It affects mood, behavior and body function. It’s used in branding, design and even health care. For example, blue light is used to treat babies with jaundice instead of blood transfusions. The psychology...

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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  • When Mom Finds Out Her Son Pole Dances

    Cedric Pole by Tellier Cedric on 500px I had one of those life changing reality checks last month. My mom was in the hospital for surgery on her back. Because of her age this was the last...

    • Posted May 29, 2015
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  • Creating Leaders With Pole Dance

    Pole Dancing Empowers. Some define power as control and dominance. Others define it as strength—physical and emotional resilience. At its core, power is influence. And when I think of influence, I think of leadership. There are hundreds...

    • Posted March 9, 2015
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  • Holiday Gains: 5 Practical Tips for Staying Healthy and Happy Over the Holidays

    I’m going to give you two very different pieces of information that when taken together will leave you agitated and shaking your head. Then we’ll get to the practical advice—promise. Fact #1: “Most people don’t gain weight...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Love Letter to Pole Dancing: 11 Things That Make Me Grateful

    Dear POLE DANCING, I’m overflowing with appreciation for my body, her senses, sensations and wisdom. Even my smile and my cheeks. And this body bliss is all thanks to YOU!   I’m grateful to you for so...

    • Posted November 27, 2014
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  • Bling Your Bad Kitty Halloween Edition: Easy DIY No Sew Tutu

    Halloween is fast approaching and I’ve been inspired to Bling My Bad Kitty by adding a tutu to it. If you’re not in the US or don’t really celebrate Halloween you could still wear this for a...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • So Hot Right Now – Trends in Pole Competitions

    On Sunday June 22nd, I had the pleasure of attending my studio’s amateur competition, Pole Diva’s Unleashed 2014. I was lucky enough to be invited backstage to get a sneak peak of all the behind the scenes...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Romper Rock

    Right now in Australia it’s competition season. I attend Pole Divas and their annual amateur competition, Unleashed, is next week. Just after that is the Victorian Pole Championships in July and then Miss Pole Dance Victoria in...

    • Posted June 16, 2014
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  • Yoga is to Spirituality as Pole is to _________?

    I was recently standing in the checkout line at Whole Foods and, like most people who wait in line, I picked up what was in front of me.  No, it was not a hot young man (you...

    • Posted September 19, 2012
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  • God’s Pharmacy Revisited

    This is a copy of a VIRAL E-mail Titled “God’s Pharmacy” that has been around for a few years now.  We at Bad Kitty figured you all would enjoy it !! 1. A sliced Carrot resembles the...

    • Posted October 14, 2010
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